Minor in Christian Ministries

APU’s Christian ministries minor equips students for practical, relational ministry.

18 units


Successful completion of the minor requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all courses required for the minor.

MINC 200Introduction to Contemporary Christian Ministries3
WRIT 200Writing 2: Writing for Christian Practice 13
or MIN 206 Introduction to Practical Theology
MINC 318Theology and Practice of Ministry3
Select three of the following:9
Writing 3: Culture and Ministry 2
Adolescent Development in Family Ministry
Family Development and Ministry
Mentoring and Small Groups
Topics in Ministry
Evangelism and Discipleship
Effective Teaching in Christian Education
Intercultural Ministries 3
Ministry to the City
Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling
Principles of Preaching
Communicating the Gospel
Suffering: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Disabilities
Race, Reconciliation, and Ministry 3
Children's Educational Ministries
Ministry Organization and Administration
Spiritual Transformation
Exegeting the City
Studying and Teaching the Bible
World Religions 3
Total Units18

WRIT 200 meets the General Education Writing 2 requirement.


Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in communication.
  2. Apply practical theology methodologies in ministry contexts
  3. Develop a healthy awareness of one’s self, gifts, and/or callings.
  4. Exhibit increasing capacities to cultivate inclusive communities.
  5. Demonstrate competence related to skills required for Christian leadership.
  6. Articulate how their maturing theology informs their Christian practice.